Genie in a bottleneck: How a supply squeeze has worked magic for TiO2
Published: Monday, 02 October 2017
As environmental inspections cut Chinese titanium dioxide output and producers elsewhere in the world fail to pick up the slack, prices for the pigment chemical have staged a surprise turnaround, William Clarke, IM Reporter, finds.
The strength of demand for titanium dioxide (TiO2), the
white pigment used in a wide range of coatings, paper, plastics
and inks, is considered a lagging indicator of global economic
Rising wealth drives higher demand for manufactured goods
and fuels construction activity, pushing pigment prices
higher. But TiO2 producers have...